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Printed books (especially paperbacks) are still the most popular choice for readers.

Audiobooks are on the rise, ebooks have their devotees, but printed books are still going strong.

Books can be printed and shipped from anywhere in the world but the UK is fortunate to still have some of the best printers around.

Bell & Bain (Glasgow), Ivanhoe Caledonian (Edinburgh) and Martins the Printers (just over the border in Berwick-upon-Tweed) print and bind books for local and not-so-local publishers. Printers’ websites are a good source of information about book formats and sizes. 

You can find information about who printed a book on its imprint page.

In 2008, Scotland celebrated 500 years of Scottish Printing. You can read about it on the National Library of Scotland website